Google’s developer tools are an ever-evolving and changing set of utensils that allow the folks building our apps to tie into Google’s services while making things we want to install and use every day. They’re free, and while they are powerful, some of the finer points of great design have been tricky for devs to handle, and the IDE itself – that’s the program that developers use to write the code and build their apps – can be clunky when you stray outside the “hello world” box and get into the nitty-gritty of coding. And testing apps has been a nightmare. Google has addressed these three issues in a big way.
Nice overview of some of the things Google has done to make Android development – a pain point for many developers – a little easier. The new testing initiative is pretty rad.